“There is room for you in this church.” For some of you this statement will resound with truth and you will agree with me, Yes! Of Course! As I am fond of saying, everything I ever needed to know I learned in a primary song, in one of my favorites we sing, “I belong to the church of Jesus Christ, of latter day saints, I know who I am.” I rejoice with my friends who know there is Room for them in this Church! For some of you, precious friends of mine, you know who you are too!
When I was asked to talk – my wife asked me if I would talk – and that she and I together would have ten minutes to talk, I just naturally assumed that she would go first and take about nine minutes and so that I wouldn’t need to have much to say! But, now I’m first so my challenge is to not take 9 minutes so that Vicki has a few minutes to talk! When I was a kid, when it was time to give a five minute talk in church, my mom would usually write it for me and I don’t have my
At this tender time for my family, I am grateful to my brothers for their willingness to plan our father’s funeral events around my commitment to join with you today. It seems particularly appropriate to be with you to pay tribute to both of my parents, for their great legacy is their sure witness of the Savior and the gift of loving as He loves. I have been asked to share some of the insights that I have gained from my experiences, especially in my relationship with the chur
As I start this morning, I want to thank all those who have organized and contributed to this conference in any way. I especially want to thank our friends for their bravery and faith in leading this cause here in Arizona. I also want to thank Rachel for her inspiring words. She has been so patient and understanding with me as I’ve walked this journey along side my brother, Jamison. Some of our most deep and meaningful moments together have happened as we’ve pondered and
I am so grateful to be here to speak this morning and for everyone who’s here today. I want to especially express my gratitude for those of you who are here this morning with a little trepidation, feeling a little nervous or anxious or maybe like a fish out of water. I think it should be recognized how admirable and selfless it is to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about a topic that might be a little uncomfortable for you. Maybe you are curious or maybe you are